Day Four of Active and Mindfulness Week

This morning you will be learning about water safety. We live on an island and thus are completely surrounded by water. Thus, it is very important that you learn about how to stay safe in the water and also to respect the water.

Follow the link below:

If you want to write a piece or draw a picture to show what you have learned, then go for it!

Your afternoon activity is Urban Rascals at 1.30pm. Tune into Urban Gym on Facebook. It is the final Urban Rascals workout and we would love if everyone took part. We want to say a big thank you to Andy and his family for doing these workouts twice a week, free of charge, so please leave a thank you comment if you do tune in.

Your mindfulness activity today is to watch the sunset with your family and reflect on the week. Ask one another what did you do, what did you not like about the week and what did you like about the week. Sunset is at approximately 9.52pm tonight.

Today’s magic word is shark and when someone in the house says this everyone must do mountain climbers for 60 seconds.
Record what distance you walk today too!

Active and Mindfulness Week Day Two

Good morning Bunscoil Rís students! 😎


Magic Word: Sunshine= 5 burpees

Don’t forget to keep track of the kilometres you walk today and share it with us also.

Today is GAA day!! We are very excited to say that Senior Wexford hurler Diarmuid O’Keefe will be helping us out today. Dee O’Keefe is from Rathangan and plays midfield for Wexford. He won an All Star Award last year and played a huge role in winning Wexford the 2019 Senior Hurling Leinster Championship title. Mr. Murphy is also a very skilled hurler and has set you challenges for the day.

1. How many jab lifts can you do in a minute?
2. How many handpasses can you do off a wall in a minute?
3. Create a target area to land a sliotar or football in.
4. Send a video of you doing freestyle hurling skills.
5. Practise chip picking up a football.

Take a look at the video which I have posted to the school’s Facebook page and Class DoJo now of the challenges Dee has set you for the day. Best of luck!

Today’s mindfulness activity is to do something that you enjoy. Do something for yourself. It might be reading, baking, walking, running, playing a game etc.

Have a great day!

Ms. Kavanagh


Good morning boys and girls! Are you ready for another fun filled day of activities?

Magic Word: Beachball = Lunges from 60 seconds. Someone in your house says this word and everyone must do the activity. It can be said randomly throughout the day!

Remember to send me the distance you walk today as we are trying to walk around Ireland this week.


Have a fantastic day and try to do it all outside as it looks like it’s going to be another lovely day.

Ms. J Kavanagh and Ms. Waters

This morning afternoon activity is a Body Burn Workout.

Warm up for 5 minutes (jog on the spot, high knees, kick your feet back high and stretch)

Do each exercise for 50 seconds with a 10 second break. Repeat twice.

  1. Mountain climbers
  2. Squats
  3. Jumping Jacks
  4. Burpees
  5. Plank

Cool down by jogging lightly on the spot, slowing to a walk and finally stretch!

Your afternoon activity is Urban Rascals at 1.30pm. Tune into Urban Gym on Facebook. Comment ‘We love Active Week!’ with your name and class so we can see you taking part.

For mindfulness today, at the end of the day, lay on you bed and focus on your breathing. Think about what you liked about today and what you didn’t like. This also works well by telling someone so you could do this before bedtime also.

Special Needs Assistants

Special Needs Assistants:
Next year we may need extra Special Needs Assistants to cover illnesses & absences.
This will depend on government grants and what guidelines we receive from the Department of Education.
I would like to have some SNAs on standby to avail of if & when required.
If you know anybody who may be interested in working as a SNA in the school please ask them to send a CV to
Regards Gerry Moran.

School Cleaners

School Cleaners:
Next year we may need to employ extra cleaners. This will depend on government grants and what guidelines we receive from the Department of Education re. cleaning.
I would like to have some cleaners vetted, on standby & to avail of if & when required.
If you know anybody who may be interested in working as a cleaner in the school please ask them to send a CV to
Regards Gerry Moran.

Active Schools Week

This week is Active Week and Mindfulness Week. We are going to get moving and also look after our wellbeing that little bit more. We hope you enjoy this week and use it to refresh, reflect and focus on your mind and body. Each day there will be two active activities and one mindfulness activity. Enjoy!

Firstly, we as a school are going to walk around Ireland. I want you to walk a kilometre or more each day and send me how many kilometres you do each day to the school’s Facebook messenger. We hope to reach 4,000km by Friday evening which is the distance around Ireland.

Next, each day we will post a magic word with an exercise attached. Someone in the house says this word throughout the day and you must do the exercise. For example, monkey = 5 jumping jacks.

Ms. J Kavanagh and Ms. Waters


Magic Word: Monkey. Whenever someone says this word you must do five jumping jacks!

Today’s active work this morning is a Zumba class. See the links below!


This afternoon’s activity is Balloon Soccer. If you have balloons, then great! Blow them up and have fun playing a game of soccer. How many do you think will burst? If you don’t have balloons, that’s fine. Use socks to roll up and use this a ball or you could just use a soccer ball.  

For mindfulness today, we want you to focus on your breathing.

  1. Spend three minutes focusing on your breathing.
  2. Where in your body do you feel it the most? Your nose? Your belly?
  3. Be aware of the sensation of the in breath and the out breath.
  4. Just notice the normal rhythm of your breathing and if the mind wanders, gently bring it back and focus on your breathing
  5. Continue for 3 minutes and enjoy the calm this exercise brings you.

12/06/20 Thank Crunchie it’s Friday

Happy Friday. It’s treat day today and you deserve it!!

The treat I have picked for today is a yummy one! A Crunchie is one of my favourite chocolate bars so I have gone for a Crunchie Biscuit Cake! This can last in the fridge a few days but it never lasts that long in my house 🙂

I have also added other ideas for a healthy banana ice-cream or nice popcorn treats for a movie night along with some three ingredient recipes.
I hope you enjoyed the week of different challenges. We loved seeing the pictures that you sent into us. You are all so inspirational and creative in the work that you’ve been doing and you should be proud. We are very proud of you all. Thank you also to the adults who helped you this week and any older brothers or sisters!
I hope you enjoy all the challenges that are being set for you next week.

Ms. N. Foskin

11/06/20 It’s a Pizza Cake!

Welcome to Day 4

Hi everyone. We are now on to the second last day of our arts/crafts and baking week and I hope you have enjoyed it?
Today’s challenge is all things pizza related! This could be something for you to make for lunch or dinner for the whole family, it is also a much healthier and cheaper option than buying shop bought pizzas. You can decide if you want to use pasta/pitta breads/wraps or even crusty bread rolls will work too? It is a great way to get you using lots of skills like chopping, weighing and measuring.

Your work so far has been fantastic! Keep sending all your pictures in to your teacher and they will share them for us all to see. Well done to you all!
Ms. N Foskin.


Day 3- Let’s Rock!! 10/06/20

Welcome to day 3 of your themed week. You need to copy and paste the link above into your browser and you will see all the activities for today on my padlet. Today’s theme is rock/stone art. Hopefully these will be easy to find around your house or garden and if not why not take a walk and pick some up? I am giving you a few options so you can either paint your stones or create your art using stones or do both?? There’s also a rock bun challenge for all the budding bakers out there. I hope you enjoy today’s challenge? Keep sending in your pictures to your teachers, we love seeing how creative you all are!

Ms. N. Foskin

09/08/20 Day 2- Get Fruity!

Welcome to Day two of our themed week.
Today’s challenge is based around fruit and vegetables and hopefully you have lots of these in your home in all shapes and sizes. Please feel free to adapt any of the tasks to suit your home? If you want to do some different to the activities I have mentioned on my padlet page then please do. We encourage lots of creativity!

Send photos to your teacher via Class Dojo or whatever way you communicate with your teacher be it email, What’s App or Facebook.
Don’t forget to take a break from all your creative work and join Urban Gym for a 1:30pm workout on Facebook Live.

Have a great Day 2!
Ms. N. Foskin and Ms. King

08/06/20 Art/Crafts/Food Themed Week

Hi Everyone,

We are having themed weeks for the month of June. The first week’s theme is art/crafts/food. Click on the link below, or copy and paste into the search bar, this will take you to a Padlet page with lots of ideas for you to try.

We would love to see what you managed to create, if you would prefer to do something different to the activities detailed on the page- please feel free, we would love to see your creativity in action.

Send lots of photos to your teacher via Class Dojo or whatever way you communicate with your teacher be it email, What’s App, Facebook.

School Book Collection next week

Dear parents,
Next Week we are moving to a themed approach for learning. This will give us a chance to collect school rental books from you and for you to collect pens, pencils, etc that your child left after them here at school. Drop off and collection will be from the school hall.

We have allocated a day and time for you to come to the school to drop off the books and collect.
Please drop off the books in an orderly fashion.
Please respect social distancing. Please arrive, drop off and exit.
We will have some staff here to assist you.
Try to adhere to the days and times if you can.
A friend can collect if needs be.

Tuesday: 3rd Classes
D Murphy 10am
A Waters 11am
B Griffin 12pm
J Kavanagh 1pm

Wednesday; 4th Classes
D Griffin/J Rowesome 10am
P O’Shea 11am
S O’Bryne 12pm
S Morrissey 1pm

Thursday: 5th Classes
J Mernagh 10 am
T Cooney 11am
S Keenan 12pm
S Cullen 1pm

Friday; 6th Classes
K Ring 10am
A Brazil 11am
A Foskin 12pm
J Whelan 1pm

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Eid al-Fitr

Eid al-Fitr is taking place this weekend.

Eid al Fitr, meaning ‘Festival of Breaking the Fast’, celebrates the end of the holy month of Ramadan.

Eid is announced at the beginning of the tenth month of the Islamic calendar called Shawwal, which follows the month of Ramadan. The sighting of the moon is therefore important in announcing the start of a new lunar month.

Muslims celebrate Eid to show thankfulness to Allah for allowing them to finish and be able to fulfil their obligation by fasting, completing good deeds in the month that Muslims consider as being better than 1,000 months.

عيد الفطر يقام في نهاية هذا الاسبوع. يحتفل عيد الفطر، الذي يعني “مهرجان كسر الصيام”، بنهاية شهر رمضان المبارك. يتم الإعلان عن العيد في بداية الشهر العاشر من التقويم الإسلامي المسمى شوال، والذي يلي شهر رمضان. ولذلك فإن رؤية القمر مهمة في الإعلان عن بدء شهر قمري جديد. يحتفل المسلمون بالعيد تعبيراً عن الشكر لله على السماح لهم بالانتهاء والقدرة على الوفاء بالتزامهم بالصوم، واستكمال الأعمال الصالحة في الشهر الذي يعتبره المسلمون أفضل من 1000 شهر.

Competition Results

Cherry Blossom Art Competition Results.
Bunscoil Rís

We had so many entries in the Art Competition that is was really difficult to choose. I am very glad I didn’t have to decide. Thank you so much for all your work and thank you to parents also. We have given two prizes each for 5th and 6th class and we had to have eight prizes between 3rd and 4th as there were so many entries it was too difficult to pick just one.
Congratulations to everyone who took part.
We’ll get the prizes to you all as soon as possible.

6th Class – Tesia B. and Amy M.
5th Class – Jake M. and Sara P.
4th Class – Kinga Z., Kian H. and Abbie W.
3rd Class – Jakub V., Roxanna P., Jakub V., Amelia P. and Zuzanna (Ms. Kavanagh)

الكرز زهر الفن نتائج المنافسة. كان لدينا الكثير من المشاركات في مسابقة الفن التي كان من الصعب حقا لاختيار. أنا سعيد جدا لم يكن لدي لاتخاذ قرار. شكرا جزيلا على كل ما تبذلونه من العمل وشكرا للآباء والأمهات أيضا. لقد أعطينا جائزتين لكل من الدرجة الخامسة والسادسة وكان علينا أن نحصل على ثماني جوائز بين الثالث والرابع حيث كان هناك العديد من المشاركات كان من الصعب للغاية اختيار واحد فقط. تهانينا لكل من شارك. سوف نحصل على الجوائز لكم جميعا في أقرب وقت ممكن.

Cherry Blossom Αποτελέσματα Ανταγωνισμού Τέχνης.

Είχαμε τόσες πολλές συμμετοχές στο Διαγωνισμό Τέχνης που ήταν πραγματικά δύσκολο να επιλέξετε. Χαίρομαι πολύ που δεν έπρεπε να αποφασίσω. Σας ευχαριστώ πολύ για όλη τη δουλειά σας και σας ευχαριστώ και στους γονείς. Έχουμε δώσει δύο βραβεία το καθένα για την 5η και 6η κατηγορία και έπρεπε να έχουμε οκτώ βραβεία μεταξύ 3ης και 4ης, καθώς υπήρχαν τόσες πολλές συμμετοχές ήταν πολύ δύσκολο να επιλέξετε μόνο ένα. Συγχαρητήρια σε όλους όσους συμμετείχαν. Θα σας πάρουμε τα βραβεία το συντομότερο δυνατόν.

Cherry Blossom meno konkurso rezultatai.
Mes turėjome tiek daug įrašų meno konkursas, kad buvo tikrai sunku pasirinkti. Aš labai džiaugiuosi, aš neturėjo nuspręsti. Labai ačiū už visą savo darbą ir ačiū tėvams taip pat. Mes davė du prizus kiekvienam 5 ir 6 klasės ir mes turėjome turėti aštuonis prizus tarp 3 ir 4, nes ten buvo tiek daug įrašų buvo per sunku pasirinkti tik vieną. Sveikiname visus, kurie dalyvavo. Mes gausime prizus jums visiems kuo greičiau.

Wyniki konkursu sztuki Cherry Blossom.
Mieliśmy tak wiele zgłoszeń w Konkursie Plastycznym, który był naprawdę trudny do wyboru. Bardzo się cieszę, że nie musiałem się decydować. Dziękuję bardzo za całą pracę i dziękuję również rodzicom. Daliśmy po dwie nagrody dla 5 i 6 klasy i musieliśmy mieć osiem nagród między 3 a 4, ponieważ było tak wiele zgłoszeń, że zbyt trudno było wybrać tylko jedną. Gratulacje dla wszystkich, którzy wzięli udział. Nagrody otrzymamy jak najszybciej.

Cherry Blossoms

At this time of year there are cherry blossoms everywhere. This is a tutorial on painting blossoms. Ms. S. Ryan is holding an Art Competition. The challenge is to draw/make/3D model, in fact any medium you like, an Art piece showing cherry blossoms. There will be be five prizes of various Art supplies. There will a prize for each year group and one for the most unusual entry. Take a photo of your work and send it to J. Ryan on Class Dojo or You can also send it via what’s app. Winners will be announced on May 8th.

في هذا الوقت من السنة هناك أزهار الكرز في كل مكان. هذا هو البرنامج التعليمي على أزهار اللوحة. السيدة (س. رايان) تقيم مسابقة فنية التحدي هو رسم / جعل / نموذج 3D، في الواقع أي وسيلة تريد، قطعة فنية تظهر أزهار الكرز. سيكون هناك خمس جوائز من مختلف لوازم الفن. سيتم إنشاء جائزة لكل مجموعة من السنة وجائزة واحدة للدخول الأكثر غرابة. التقاط صورة لعملك وإرسالها إلى J. ريان على درجة Dojo أو يمكنك أيضًا إرساله عبر تطبيق ما. سيتم الإعلان عن الفائزين في 8 مايو.

Αυτή τη στιγμή του έτους υπάρχουν άνθη κερασιάς παντού. Αυτό είναι ένα σεμινάριο για τη ζωγραφική άνθη. Η κα Σ. Ράιαν διοργανώνει διαγωνισμό τέχνης. Η πρόκληση είναι να σχεδιάσετε / make / 3D μοντέλο, στην πραγματικότητα κάθε μέσο που σας αρέσει, ένα κομμάτι τέχνης που δείχνει άνθη κερασιάς. Θα υπάρξουν πέντε βραβεία των διαφόρων προμηθειών τέχνης. Θα υπάρχει ένα βραβείο για κάθε ομάδα έτους και ένα για την πιο ασυνήθιστη συμμετοχή. Τραβήξτε μια φωτογραφία της δουλειάς σας και στείλτε την στον J. Ryan στο Class Dojo ή Μπορείτε επίσης να το στείλετε μέσω της εφαρμογής. Οι νικητές θα ανακοινωθούν στις 8 Μαΐου.

Šiuo metų laiku visur yra vyšnių žiedų. Tai pamoka apie tapybos žiedus. Ponia S. Ryan rengia meno konkursą. Iššūkis yra atkreipti / make / 3D modelis, iš tikrųjų bet vidutinio jums patinka, meno kūrinys, kuriame vyšnių žiedų. Bus penki prizai įvairių meno reikmenų. Už kiekvieną metų grupę bus prizas, o kitas – už labiausiai neįprastą įrašą. Nufotografuokite savo darbą ir išsiųskite jį J. Ryani “Class Dojo” arba Taip pat galite siųsti jį per kas app. Nugalėtojai bus paskelbta gegužės 8.

O tej porze roku wszędzie są kwiaty wiśni. To jest tutorial na temat malowania kwiatów. Pani S. Ryan organizuje konkurs plastyczny. Wyzwaniem jest rysowanie / make / 3D modelu, w rzeczywistości każde medium chcesz, kawałek sztuki pokazano kwiaty wiśni. Będzie pięć nagród z różnych artykułów artystycznych. Będzie nagroda dla każdej grupy roku i jeden za najbardziej niezwykły wpis. Zrób zdjęcie swojej pracy i wyślij je do J. Ryana na Class Dojo lub Możesz również wysłać go za pośrednictwem aplikacji.


Routine is Key to Happy Children

Please see below a sample timetable that might be of some help.

9-00am-10-00am Out of bed, play and get dressed
10-00am-11-00am Breakfast, tidy up and household jobs
11-00am-1-00pm School work
1-00pm-2-00pm Lunch and play time
2-00pm-3-00pm Outdoor exercise time
3-00pm-4-00pm Creative time-reading, art, dance, music, drama, baking or more school work for older children
4-00pm-5-00pm Free play time or limited TV
5-00pm-6-00pm Project time: a time to work on a specific project like writing a book, painting, a specific project in an area of interest etc.
6-00pm-7-00pm Help prepare dinner and tidy up
7-00pm-8-00pm Family activity time-board games, limited TV etc.